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Michigan IBA Contact

Caleb Putnam

Michigan IBAs by Type

IBA Priority Number Acres
Global 10 1,476,674
State 93 3,864,042
Total 103 5,340,716

Visit our {link:Michigan IBA Blog|http://michiganiba.blogspot.com} and {link:website|http://www.audubon.org/bird/iba/michigan}! Michigan IBA Program Overview The Michigan Important Bird Areas Program officially began in March 2006 by a coalition of four managing partners: Audubon, Detroit Audubon Society, Kalamazoo Nature Center, and Michigan Audubon Society. Coordinator Caleb Putnam assembled a technical committee of state officials and bird experts, which devised and applied a rigorous set of criteria. This process has resulted in the identification of 102 IBAs, completed in September of 2010. Nine of these IBAs are now recognized as globally significant by the national IBA Technical Committee. IBA program coordinator Caleb Putnam is now the vice chair of the Coordinating Council of the Michigan Bird Conservation Initiative (MiBCI), and is working to build partnerships resulting in the long term monitoring and conservation of these sites.

Site Namesort ascending Status Priority Counties IBA Criteria
South Fox Island beaches (Piping Plover) Recognized State
Snake Island (Big Bay de Noc) Recognized State Delta
Smith Lakes Recognized State Berrien
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore mainland (including Donner Point to Dimmick's Point and Glen Arbor Twp beaches) Recognized Global
Sleeper Lake burn Recognized State
Shiawassee River State Game Area Recognized State
Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge Recognized State
Sharonville State Game Area Recognized State Jackson
Sevenmile Point/Thorneswift Nature Preserve/Petoskey State Park beaches (Piping Plover) Recognized State Emmet
Seney National Wildlife Refuge Recognized State
Scarecrow Island Recognized State
Sault Sainte Marie Clay Plain Recognized State Chippewa
Sand Products and Epoufette Island shoal Recognized State
Saginaw Bay- Tawas Bay Recognized State
Saginaw Bay Recognized Global Huron
Rudyard Clay Plain Recognized State Chippewa
Round Island (Bay de Noc) Recognized State Delta
Rose Lake Wildlife Area Recognized State Clinton
Rocky Island (Lake Michigan) Recognized State Delta
Raco Plains & Wilwin Wetland Recognized State Chippewa


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